It’s been almost a month since smart contracts went live. Since that time, the entire crypto market went down and has since recovered.
Cardano had a worldwide summit in late September 2021. The summit introduced the world to hundreds of projects in the Cardano ecosystem. While a lot of these projects are still in its infancy, the event bolstered confidence in the future of Cardano. The summit had little effect on the price of Cardano though, with the price of ADA trending sideways for weeks.
On the technical side, IOG released a new version of it’s Cardano nodes (v1.30.1). Almost all Stake Pool Operators have moved to this version by now. If you are delegated to a sizeable pool that suddenly stopped making blocks after the Alonzo hard fork, check with your SPO if they have already upgraded their nodes. We are happy to report that WISH Pool had upgraded all its nodes well before the hard fork and had already minted a number of blocks on v1.30.1.
On the donations front, WISH Pool has just given its regular donation to our adopted educational charity (Akaraka). We are also looking for other similar charities to help so watch this space.
WISH Pool is the creator of Cardano SPOT Check, an online resource for Cardano Stake Pool Operators for maintaining their nodes. We are actively helping several Cardano communities and are a recipient of IOG’s second delegation round in 2021. If you like this article, we would greatly appreciate if you delegate your ADA to WISH Pool. You will be earning interest rewards while indirectly helping the lives of disadvantaged children. This is because WISH Pool pledges to give at least 10% of its own profit to educational charities so that successful students can help get their families out of poverty. Let’s help grow the community together!